Published by MIRA on October 27th 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotica
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Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever.
The time has finally come to keep their promises.
Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.
While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren's collar?
With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It's the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.
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Book Review: 5+++ stars
Pure Book Perfection. That’s what I’d call the Original Sinners-series. I’ve never ever read books that were more mind-provoking, controversial and beautiful at the same time. The author, Tiffany Reisz, definitely is as much sadist as some of her characters are and has the skill of the “thorough mindfuck” perfected to a T.
Like the previous three books in the “White years”-part of the OS-series, “The Queen” is mostly a retrospect of the most important events in the lives of the Sinners. In this book, we learn how Søren’s ex-submissive Eleanor Schreiber became the notorious dominatrix Nora Sutherlin.
Like always, Tiffany Reisz combines a brilliant writing-style with hot-like-hell sex and kink and tops it all with a great dose of emotions. Reading one of her books is always like exploring a new world of possibilities.
What amazed me the most in “The Queen” was, that I learned a lot more about my favorite Sinner, Søren. Until the amazing finale of “The Mistress”, I always saw him as some kind of untouchable God. He was always put on a pedestal by everyone, me included. In “The Mistress”, I first saw the human side of him and his love for Nora made me speechless! That’s also the exact moment, I fell in love with him. Then he did something that threw me a bit for a loop, to say the least. I bet my skinny butt, that a lot of fans of this series, and especially Søren, were shocked and maybe even disgusted by his actions. You can easily see it as a betrayal for his “3 non-negotiables in his life”: Nora, Kingsley and God. But I finally get, why Tiffany Reisz wrote, what she wrote. I’m talking in riddles here, I know – but it’s hard to put into words, how much I love those books without giving spoilers! Long speech short: in “The Queen”, Tiffany somehow managed to make me fall in love with Søren even more. He was human; a fragile, beautiful soul in the body of a priest and sadist. At one point of the book, my heart literally broke for him.
Those are the words of Nora and Søren, but I can say that they totally fit the bill with me, too. Those books are everything amazing to me and will always have a place in my heart.
Reading “The Queen” was bittersweet. For the time being, it will be the last full length novel in this amazing series. I know, I’m crying, too. First, I was thrilled that I got the possibility to read the book in advance – but as soon as it popped up on my kindle, I didn’t want to start. I knew, as soon as I’ve read it, it would be over… But now, finally having read it, I’m so glad I did. It was the perfect ending for the perfect series. I’m in awe of Tiffany, for how great the managed to bring every aspect of the books together for a perfect (preliminary) ending! I figuratively get on my knees and kiss your imaginary boots, Mrs. Reisz!!! But I think I won’t spoiler too much here, if I said, that there is a lot of potential for future books left open in “The Queen”…
Finally, my rating: I give “The Queen” 5+++ stars. If you loved the previous books, your heart will burst after reading the final installment. It.Is.Perfect.
Thank you, Tiffany Reisz, for taking me on the journey with those amazing characters and their lives. Your books will stay in my heart forever!!! And you can continue writing as many books about them as you like – just saying.